Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. This week I want to explore the journey. I have always been impatient. Many of us as adults have learned the concept of delayed gratification, but when it comes to The Law of Attraction (LOA) we tend to act like children. Perhaps it is because the concept of The Law of Attraction is new to us. Those who have mastered The LOA have also developed the patience required, and hence are successful in using it.
The basic concept of The LOA is to visualize and believe in the end results as you bring your vibration up to the vibration of your desire. It is only natural to want to have the end result as you work on visualizing your end result. You get to the feeling of having it, and then doubt sets in. You want it now, and when it does not come when you think it “should” come, you start to doubt. There is the key. Trusting that it will happen, and letting it happen. Letting it go without losing the focus. I wanted to give you an analogy in the hopes that it will make it easier for you to let it happen.
As I was thinking about what I was going to write this week, I came across the following add and picture. It is an add about Sea World and a water slide.
Usually what happens is that you stand in line, walk up the stairs, and sit down on top of the slide and inch forward a little at a time and slide all the way down and splash into the pool at the bottom. The exhilaration and the joy is awesome. Now imagine if when you get to the top of the stairs and are about to slide down, you suddenly tell the guy at the top that is giving you the green light to go ahead, that “no” you just want to walk down the stairs and go to the part of the slide that is a few inches away from the end, and then get on the slide and slide into the pool. If it the goal was getting to the end result, that is what your experience would be like. It seems foolish when you think about it in terms of a slide doesn't it? The guy will most likely ask you “I thought you want to ride the slide?” It is the experience of sliding down the slide, not getting to the bottom of the pool that is exhilarating . Are you with me here?
It is the journey that is as important as getting the results. Imagine if everyone here on this planet had everything they wanted as soon as they were born. There would not be any difference in our vibrational positions and hence no point for desires. There will not be any contrast for us to want anything different. How boring would that be? At first it seems like that would be utopia, but how long would that last? You have to realize that part of being human is to actually experience the journey towards success, whatever success may mean to us. It is the journey that makes us who we are. If it wasn't about the journey, none of the advances that man has made would have happened. We would all just be OK with status quo.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. This week I want to explore The Law of attraction’s bases of taking everything you do seriously. We live in a fast pace world that inundates us with technology, and sometimes we lose ourselves in those technological advances that are supposed to make our lives better. Imagine e-mail for example. What an amazing product right? Well how much of your day is consumed by this product if you are not too careful? Social media is another example of a tool that can be your “friend”, pun intended, or it can isolate you in a false sense of belonging.
I bring up these things because in the West specially, we have this love, hate relationship with multi-tasking. You may want to see my blog on multitasking as well. We think the more we are doing the more effective we become. That is really not the case for most people. In fact studies have shown that multi-tasking in fact decreases your efficiency, as well as the quality of the work you do. Just Google “multitasking” and you will see tons of results for studies on the subject. It is really simple to understand. When you have your focus dispersed you cannot really put one hundred percent of your effort into anything you do.
Let’s look at it from the stand point of The Law of Attraction (LOA). When you are concentrating, visualizing, and focusing on different goals, you are sending multiple vibrations into the Universe. We know from our study of The LOA, that we are always answered. Our job then is to then be open to receiving that which we desire. To do that we have to come into sync with the vibration of what we want. The more focused we are on that vibration, the quicker that sync happens, and the quicker we can manifest our desires into its physical counterpart. You can see then, that if you are dispersing your energies on many things, it is difficult to reach a vibrational sync of any kind with your desires. This will prolong the maturation of your manifestation and bring about disappointments for you.
Let me tell you a story about the time when I had finally decided that medicine was not going to be my career pursuit. After months of soul searching and coming to grip with the idea that all my dreams of becoming a surgeon were for not, I had to find a job, to put food on the table and pay back this immense student loan that I had accumulated. Within 9 months I went through 2 jobs. The first was a car salesman with Saturn. The second was a motorcycle sales man with Harley Davidson. The way I approached those two jobs will demonstrate what type of vibration I sent out.
I owned a Saturn when I started to work for them. As such, I looked at the job as just something to hold me till I found my real career. I told customers about what a great car it was. Used the sales techniques they taught me. Went through the motions. The one thing I had going for me though was that I was very positive and as such I had reasonable success in selling cars. I was personable and made good friends. I think those characteristics opened up the opportunity to join the Harley Davidson team.
When I started at Harley Davidson, I did not own a motorcycle and did not even know how to ride one. That year though, the V-ROD had debuted, and the history of the collaboration of Harley Davidson and Porsche was of immense interest to me because, my dream automobile was, and still is a Porsche 911 turbo cabriolet. Due to my lack of familiarity with the product, I put in allot more focus and attention to learning not only the sales skills, but about the product, as well as about the people who wanted to purchase them. I did not just give it 100%, I gave it all I had.
It took me a few month longer than at Saturn to become proficient at selling Harley’s, but what did happen was that I received an invitation to join a bio-medical sales company that eventually lead to my current career. I fully believe that the effort I put forth at Harley Davidson, opened the doors to come back to a career that utilized all my medical training, opened the door for me to be introduced to the law of attraction, pay off my student loan, and develop the relationships that I have today, with all the blessings that are in my life.
The moral of the story is then, whatever you are committing yourself to doing, do it to the best of your ability. Not only is it common courtesy, but you will gain the benefits of it not just in your current position, but in your future life. The universe will repay excellence with excellence in opportunities. Likewise, mediocre efforts will result in mediocre opportunities from the Universe. It IS THE LAW. There is no way around it.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great day. Recently I wanted to concentrate on daily meditation practice in my life. I had been faced with a lot of distractions and challenges and felt like I was off center. Having been able to mediate easily through years of martial arts practice, I was really surprised at how hard it was for me to get back to it. I realized that what I was experiencing with my difficulty in meditating is in many ways the same challenge that many feel when trying to utilize The Law of Attraction. Sometimes the resistance point that prevents The Law of Attraction from working for us is its simplicity.
I remember when I was first learning to meditate, I did it because it was part of my martial arts class routine. We would start and end each class with meditation. Sitting and breathing for a few minutes before and after the class. There was always an instructor that told me to do it, and I did what I was told. At first, I did not really understand what meditation was. I just breathed as everyone else breathed. The time frame was short, and I did not “struggle” to quiet my mind, because that was not my “purpose”. I was just doing it because I had to during the course of my class. As I continued to do this for 10 years, it because a part of me. The rough edges were polished by repetition and as I became comfortable with the breathing, I also started to read and learn what meditation was and experimented with different forms of meditation.
Being a very analytical person, I remember making it is allot more complicated than it should have been. At times I became lost in the instructions and the steps of the process, rather than the feelings and physiological feedback that my body and mind was giving me. It took a long time to just let it go and enjoy the moment.
Later on life got in the way. I lost track, and got away from my martial arts practice, and at the same time stopped meditating. I found my life in upheaval, so I started coming back to meditation and I found it very difficult. I attended a Buddhist monastery located close to me in North San Diego county. It just seemed too simple to breath and concentrate on my breathing. I wanted something more magnificent. I wanted something with more bells and whistles. I wanted to ask the abbot” is there a more ornate or more advanced way of meditating?”, and as I was posing this question in my own mind, I had an epiphany and could not help but laugh. I was concentrating on completely the wrong thing. It was beside the point. I was losing the forest for the trees.
Meditation in its simplicity is the reason why it works. It is not designed to make you think, and become more complex so you can think some more. The whole secret of emptying your mind is to concentrate on thoughts that DO NOT lead to other things. The simple counting of the breath, or just visualization of the path of the breath is exactly the reason why it calms the mind and the body.
The same is true with The Law of Attraction (LOA). Many people have a hard time believing that you ask and it is immediately given and you just have to be open to receiving. Specially in the Western culture where we have been taught “if it sounds too good to be true, then it must not be real”. So what do we do? We try to make it more complex. We get lost in the questions. Am I visualizing correctly? Am I spending the right amount of time? Am I auditory or kinesthetic in my visualization? Is one better than the other? Do I think in colors? Should I put myself in my visualization, or should I look through my own eye? All of these complexities are taking us away from the main feeling of joy and gladness that you are supposed to send out in relations to the things that you want. Keep it simple, and do the same thing over and over with persistence. When your visualizations and your thought of the thing that you want seems real enough for you that you know it in every aspect, and it just seems a step away, you will see it materialize in your life. Remember if it seems like work, you are not doing it correctly. If you are frustrated you are sending out the wrong vibration.
This is a big reason, why I start with GRATITUDE. There is just something magnificently simple in being grateful. If you can be grateful in the moment, it is sure to make you feel good. Taking personal responsibility for our mindset is important. Remember you always have something to be grateful for, and if you practice this attitude it becomes easier. The more you look for things to be grateful, the more things will come to mind. It is like exercise. At first it is hard to get going, but when you start, the going gets easier and you achieve a flow.
Before you visualize on something that you want, start by being grateful for what you have right now. Get into the higher vibration of abundance before you focus your visualization. It is sort of like warming up for the main routine. I hope this makes sense to you and will help you get a better handle on your quest to understanding and utilizing The LOA. As always please feel free to comment on my Facebook page and Twitter feed. I really would like to hear from you on this point. What challenges have you faced in using the LOA? What successes have you had? Sharing is caring. When you care and share you are opening the flood gates to abundance. Until next week to your success.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. This week, I am going to show you an explanation of what it takes to make your visualization actually bear fruit. This is what it takes. Pay attention. Enjoy and comment on what you see at my Facebook page and Twitter feed. Thanks and to your success.